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Have you ever had the experience of needing to see someone or talk to someone, feeling fairly desperate about it, feeling a great deal of urgency, like “but I need to get in touch with them NOW!”, only to find that they are unavailable. “I can book you an appointment in one month;” “I’m sorry, so-and-so is out of the office but I can get them to return your call later;” or my personal favorite, the busy signal followed five minutes later by no answer.

It is not that way with God. His phone is never busy. You’ll never get a voicemail message that says “I am in the office but just temporarily away from my desk.” You’ll never get a secretary who tells you that He can squeeze in a brief appointment...

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